About Northeast Foundation for Children

Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC) was founded in 1981 by a group of public school educators who had a vision of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the school day. We remain dedicated to helping those who want to learn about elementary teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. NEFC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and is the sole source provider of the Responsive Classroom approach.

Today, NEFC employs about forty people full-time, plus over 100 certified workshop presenters. We offer workshops for teachers and consulting services for schools and districts. We also publish award-winning books, DVDs, and resources for school-based study groups.